Monday, 12 April 2010

Has Summer Arrived?

Well summer hasn't really arrived, but we've had a good few days of sunshine.

Despite my plans to head to the Cloch Lighthouse to get some Naval ship pics, woke early and thought - 'what the hey' - and headed to the Gareloch.

It started well, but got very cold for a period and then get really warm.

USS Vicksburg (CG69) - Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser

Headed up to Glen Mallan to catch the USS Vicksburg depart and the sunshine there was a joy.

 Pier at Finnart, Loch Long

Then back to the Gareloch - down the other side this time - as the sun had moved round somewhat and the lighting was more favourable.

 HMS Torbay - Friendly Crew

Met up with a few of the 'usual suspects' - some from the shipping forums - and the fat was well and truly chewed.

Headed for home after the USS Pittsburgh (submarine) had made her way up the loch to berth.

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